So you think 6% mortgage rates are too high? Here’s how bad it could get if the U.S. defaults on its debt.


Brace yourself.

If the federal government defaults on its debts, mortgage rates would climb, home sales would plummet and a housing market that’s already unaffordable for many potential buyers would get much farther out of reach, according to a new analysis from Zillow.

The real-estate company’s projections, released Thursday, come weeks ahead…

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